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Bills Introduced

Abortion
H.J. Res. 9—-Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) / Judiciary (01/07/03)—A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to the right to life.

Child Abuse
H.R. 14—-Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) / Education and the Workforce (01/07/03)—Education and the Workforce A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to make improvements to and reauthorize programs under that Act, and for other purposes.

H.R. 77 —-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Education and the Workforce, Judiciary (01/07/03)—A bill to provide for the establishment of a task force within the Bureau of Justice Statistics to gather information about, study, and report to Congress regarding, incidents of abandonment of infant children.

Child Care
S. 18 —-Sen. Thomas Daschle (D-SD) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/07/03)—A bill to improve early learning opportunities and promote preparedness by increasing the availability of Head Start programs, to increase the availability and affordability of quality child care, to reduce child hunger and encourage healthy eating habits, to facilitate parental involvement, and for other purposes.

Child Protection
H.R. 69—-Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) / Energy and Commerce (01/07/03)—A bill to prescribe regulations to protect the privacy of personal information collected from and about individuals who are not covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 on the Internet, to provide greater individual control over the collection and use of that information, and for other purposes.

H.R. 78 —-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Ways and Means (01/07/03)—A bill to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.

Child Safety
H.R. 76 —-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/07/03)—A bill to prevent children’s access to firearms.

S. 121 —-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) / Judiciary (01/09/03)—A bill to enhance the operation of the AMBER Alert communications network in order to facilitate the recovery of abducted children, to provide for enhanced notification on highways of alerts and information on such children, and for other purposes.

Child Support
S. 92 —-Sen. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D-AR) / Finance (01/07/03)—A bill to accelerate and make permanent the child tax credit.

S. 127 —-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) / Finance (01/09/03)—A bill to allow a custodial parent a bad debt deduction for unpaid child support payments, and to require a parent who is chronically delinquent in child support to include the amount of the unpaid obligation in gross income.

Crime
H.R. 80 —-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/07/03)—A bill to enhance federal enforcement of hate crimes.

H.R. 89 —-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/07/03)—A bill to create a separate DNA database for violent predators against children, and for other purposes.

H.R. 293 —-Rep. Sue W. Kelly (R-NY) / Judiciary (01/08/03)—A bill to prohibit taking a child hostage in order to evade arrest.

Discrimination
H.R. 214 —-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Education and the Workforce, Judiciary (01/07/03)—A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

Education
H.R. 126 —-Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-NJ) / Education and the Workforce, Government Reform (01/07/03)—A bill to establish a program to promote child literacy by making books available through early learning and other child care programs, and for other purposes.

H.R. 79 —-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Education and the Workforce (01/07/03)—A bill to require the Secretary of Education to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on methods for identifying and treating children with dyslexia in kindergarten through third grade.

S. 110 —-Rep. J. Gresham Barrett (R-SC) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/09/03)—A bill to increase the amount of student loan forgiveness and loan cancellation available to qualified teachers, and for other purposes.

Health
H.R. 81 —-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Energy and Commerce (01/07/03)—A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to mental health services for children, adolescents and their families.

H.R. 295 —-Rep. Sue W. Kelly (R-NY) / Ways and Means (01/08/03)—A bill to require group health plans to provide coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomy, consistent with the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998.

H.R. 296 —-Rep. Sue W. Kelly (R-NY) / Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (01/08/03)—A bill to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for treatment of a minor child’s congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to trauma, infection, tumor, or disease.

H.R. 322 —-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Energy and Commerce (01/08/03)—A bill to ensure coverage for legal immigrant children and pregnant women under Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

S. 138 —-Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) / Finance (01/09/03)—A bill to temporarily increase the federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid.

International
H. Res. 21 —-Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-CA) / International Relations (01/07/03)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

H.R. 192 —-Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) / International Relations (01/07/03)—A bill to increase assistance for the poorest people in developing countries under microenterprise assistance programs under those Acts, and for other purposes.

H.R. 88 —-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/07/03)—A bill to modify the requirements for a child born abroad and out of wedlock to acquire citizenship based on the citizenship of the child’s father, and for other purposes.

Labor
S. 76 —-Sen. Thomas Daschle (D-SD) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/07/03)—A bill to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous
H. Con. Res. 7 —-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Armed Services (01/07/03)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that Harriet Tubman should have been paid a pension for her service as a nurse and scout in the United States Army during the Civil War.

H.R. 163 —-Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) / Armed Services (01/07/03)—A bill to provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.

H.R. 36 —-Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) / Veterans Affairs (01/07/03)—A bill to provide that remarriage of the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran after age 55 shall not result in termination of dependency and indemnity compensation otherwise payable to that surviving spouse.

H.R. 38—-Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) / Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means (01/07/03)—A bill to provide for a voluntary outpatient prescription drug benefit program.

S. 89—-Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-SC) / Armed Services (01/07/03)—A bill to provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.

H.R. 234 —-Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL) / Energy and Commerce, Judiciary (01/08/03)—A bill to prohibit human cloning.

H.R. 262 —-Rep. Christopher Cox (R-CA) / Ways and Means (01/08/03)—A bill to allow a custodial parent a bad debt deduction for unpaid child support payments, and to require a parent who is chronically delinquent in child support to include the amount of the unpaid obligation in gross income.

Tax Policy
S. 120 —-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) / Finance (01/09/03)—A bill to eliminate the marriage tax penalty permanently in 2003.

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